BUS2031 : Managing Change
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Stefanie Reissner
- Lecturer: Dr Robert Allen
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module seeks to give students an understanding of the theory and practice of organisational change so that they can undertake and manage it effectively. It will expose students to a range of theories and practical tools for managing change, encouraging them to think critically about the realities of change and to what extent common theories and tools may be helpful to understand and deal with it effectively.
Outline Of Syllabus
1. Triggers of change
2. Intentions and realities of change
3. Making sense of change
4. Perspectives on change
5. Designing change
6. Implementing change
7. People and change
8. Communicating change
9. Ethics and change
10. Sustaining change
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||64:00||64:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||8||2:00||16:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Relevant theories of organisational change will be introduced during the lectures with further depth of learning achieved through group activities, case studies and debates in seminars and independent study.
Skills development will be achieved through individual and group activities. There will also be a requirement for students to work as part of a group and practice their oral presentation skills in class.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||M||60||Individual Critical evaluation (2,000 words).|
|Report||1||M||40||Group practical project (1,500 words).|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The assessment will be designed for assessment of the breadth and depth of students’ understanding of the knowledge outcomes and their ability to relate them to practice through the application of skills outcome.
Formative assessment will be provided on students drafts in class: Group practical project (semester 1) and Individual critical evaluation (semester 2).